“But the truth is, spiders don’t just live in warm places. Worldwide, there are over 40,000 species of spiders and they’re found living on every continent of the world except Antarctica. That means that they can survive in a wide range of climates. “Spiders are some of the northernmost animals and are a dominant predator even in the high Arctic,” explains Michael Draney, a biology professor at UW-Green Bay who has been studying spiders since 1987. See the story on geek.com.